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Intel Core i5-12600K

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-12600K can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-12600K Good for Gaming?

This is relatively new CPU that contains 10 Cores and 16 Threads. The Intel Core i5-12600K also has reasonable threaded performance that will serve well in games. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? Yes, this would be a suitable CPU for gaming. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-12600K

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 770

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1700

Total Cores: 10 Cores, 16 Threads

Performance Cores: 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 3.7 GHz Base, 4.9 GHz Turbo

Efficient Cores: 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 2.8 GHz Base, 3.6 GHz Turbo

Typical TDP: 150 W

TDP Down: 125 W

Cache Size: L1: 864 KB, L2: 9.5 MB, L3: 20 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 128 GB (Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s, Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s, ECC Supported)

Other names: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12600K, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600K

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2021

CPUmark/$Price: 116.69

Overall Rank: 181

Last Price Change: $238.12 USD (2023-01-26)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 3978
Samples: 1977*
*Margin for error: Low

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-12600K

Integer Math87,765 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math67,668 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers95 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting36 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption18,602 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression338.1 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,504 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions21,977 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,978 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of January 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12600K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 26th of January 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of January 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-12600K
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1730576 - Jan 27 2023
BL1730311 - Jan 27 2023
BL1730280 - Jan 27 2023
BL1729542 - Jan 26 2023
BL1729433 - Jan 25 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12600K
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12600K
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
26,725 (-3.8%)
Intel Core i7-12700KF vs Intel Core i5-12600K
34,528 (+24.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,704 (+3.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,085 (+1.1%)
Intel Core i5-12600KF vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,462 (-1.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,538 (-22.5%)
Intel Core i5-12600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,388 (-23.0%)
Intel Core i7-12700F vs Intel Core i5-12600K
31,207 (+12.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,860 (+0.3%)
Intel Core i7-11700K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-12600K
24,662 (-11.2%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
22,688 (-18.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,934 (-21.1%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12600K Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
Intel Core i9-13900KS
Intel Core i9-13900F
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900KF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Intel Core i7-13700K
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600KF
Intel Core i7-13700F
Intel Core i9-12900KS
Intel Core i5-12600K